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The Pit (novel)

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The Pit
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Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companion(s): Benny
Main enemy: Yssgaroth
Main setting:
Key crew
Publisher: Virgin Books
Writer: Neil Penswick
Release details
Release number: 12
Release date: 18 March 1993
Format: Paperback Book; 24 Chapters, 276 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20378-X
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The Pit is the twelfth novel in the Virgin New Adventures series. It was written by Neil Penswick, was released in 1993 and featured the Seventh Doctor and Bernice.

Publisher's summary Edit

For two weeks now it has been the same message again and again, and it’s getting stronger; death and destruction, the end of all things, Armageddon.

In an attempt to lift the Doctor out of his irritable and erratic mood, Bernice suggests he investigates the mystery of the Seven Planets — an entire planetary system that disappeared without trace several decades before Bernice was born.

One of the Seven Planets is a nameless giant, quarantined against all intruders. But when the TARDIS materialises, it becomes clear that the planet has other visitors: a hit-squad of killer androids; a trespassing scientist and his wife; and two shape-changing criminals with their team of slaves.

As riot and anarchy spread on the system’s colonised worlds, the Doctor is flung into another universe while Bernice closes in on the horror that is about to be unleashed — a horror that comes from a terrible secret in the Time Lords’ past.

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Astronomical objects Edit

The Doctor Edit

  • The Doctor kneels to Kopyion Liall a Mahajetsu.
  • The most pious person the Doctor has ever met is a French Jesuit missionary in Africa.

Gallifrey Edit

  • The Seal of Rassilon is an ancient symbol for warding off evil.
  • Gallifrey translates to literally mean "they that walk in shadows".

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  • The Doctor once had a marmoset thrown at him by a Cun.

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